Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉) 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 10-15 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-10 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Botanical Name:
- Musa 'Ice Cream'
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Sweet Bananas Taste Like Ice Cream
Why Ice Cream Banana Trees?
A fast-growing, cold-tolerant variety, our Ice Cream Banana Tree is known for its hardy qualities and delicious taste...especially since it produces fruit that actually tastes like ice cream. And you get a tropical look plus amazing strength, since this tree boasts substantial leaves, a strong trunk and well-developed root system that holds up well against the elements.
Plus, it's an effortlessly-growing specimen with gigantic leaves and a stout, sturdy trunk. The lime green leaves are complemented by blue-tinted bananas that give the tree its nickname: Blue Java Banana Tree.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
When you taste the soft, creamy fruit from the Ice Cream Banana Tree, you'll agree that it was aptly named. The taste and consistency is unlike any other banana variety in the world. Often compared to vanilla custard, the flavor and texture is smooth, sweet and creamy. But the best part is, with our Ice Cream Banana, you get fruit faster and more easily because we've planted and nurtured it for months ahead of shipping.
And you won't find this one-of-a-kind variety in big box stores. Plant yours today and start growing Ice Cream in your own backyard!
Planting & Care
Note: Banana leaves are huge and can sometimes get crinkled in shipping. Simply remove any damaged or worn leaves to stimulate the growth of new leaves. Use them to wrap meat for your next barbecue. During the growing season you will see fresh new leaves appear every few days.
1. Planting: Ice Cream Bananas can tolerate partial shade, but need at least six hours of sunlight a day. Banana Trees don’t like extreme heat, so afternoon shade will be more beneficial for your tree than morning shade. Avoid areas that receive high winds. If you keep it indoors, place your banana tree by a large sunny window.
Once you’ve scouted your planting location, dig a hole that’s twice as wide as the pot and just as deep. Place your tree in the hole, and make sure that it’s level with the surrounding ground and that it’s standing straight up. Gently back fill the hole, tamping down to prevent air pockets and give your tree a long, slow drink of water. Finally, mulch the planting site to conserve water moisture and keep grass and weeds away from the tree.
2. Watering: Keep your soil moist, but not oversaturated. Water your tree every 2 to 3 days during the summer, and every few weeks in the winter, depending on your climate. Warmer areas that are more prone to drought will require water more frequently. If your tree is in a shady area, it will most likely require less water.
But if you're not sure when to water your tree, simply check the soil about 2 inches down - if the soil is dry here, it's time to water.
3. Fertilizing: Give your tree a well-balanced organic fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Fertilizer will have a recommended dose for the size of your tree on the back of the package. We recommend giving your tree half of that dose for best results.
4. Pruning: Remove any damaged or broken leaves that hang downwards. After your tree produces fruit, trim it back to about 30 inches tall, and let the stem dry out for a week or two. Once the stem has dried, remove it. This will allow new banana tree stalks to grow.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
I planted it few weeks ago. It’s now putting out a new leaf about every 4-5 days. It has a lot more color in the trunk than my other banana plants. I’m excited to see it once it produces fruit.
It arrived in great condition and has been thriving the short while we have had it. Already added two big beautiful leaves. We are quite excited to watch it grow.
Ice cream banana
So far everything is good! Got them in about a month ago and I just planted them last week all is well good growth great condition!
Plant arrived health and in good shape. I have planted and it has formed new growth. Excited to see how it does.
Awesome tree that’s fun to watch grow!
My ice cream banana tree arrived a little stressed from shipping. I was a little worried at first and reached out to Fast Growing Trees. They offered me some advice and after a little water, sunshine, and pruning, the tree quickly revived itself. Within just a few weeks of its arrival, it had its third new leaf since receving it. Now, it is on its fourth leaf. I’m looking forward to watching this plant continue to grow and I’m considering buying more!
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